Houston was born on March 2, 1793, in Lexington Virginia. He fought in the Creek War. He was elected to Congress in 1823. In 1827, he became Tennessee governor. He was made the second president of the Republic of Texas in 1836 and was re-elected. From 1849 to 1859, he was a Texas state senator. He died on July 26, 1863, in Huntsville, Texas.
Following in his late father's footsteps, Houston joined the military.he fought in the War of 1812,
him in the battle of san jacinto
On April 21, 1836, during Texas’ war for independence from Mexico, the Texas militia under Sam Houston launched a surprise attack against the forces of Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto